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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February Verve Diva Inspiration Hop

Well, we are all moved into our new (temporary for the next 6 months) home and mostly unpacked.  It's been a tiring few weeks with everything to do!  We are supposed to close the sale on our old house by the end of the week and can finally get back to a routine (hopefully!).  It really felt good to sit down and create, although I feel my mojo has "left the building", not to mention half of "it" is packed away, not to be resurrected again until we are in our new home.

Anyway, it's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time with the VERVE Diva Inspiration Hop! This month we've got a bloomin' good challenge for you along with our usual inspiration! February is the month of love and flowers are a popular gift
so add some petal power to your cards this month!
So in addition to a comment prize hidden along the hop, you can play along with the challenge and link up your creation for a chance to win another prize!

The hop started over on Julee's fabulous blog HERE, and I hope you arrived from my friend, Sony's blog HERE.  Baby, it's cold outside and a great day to indulge yourself in some Verve-y goodness, so hop along with us!

While I didn't follow the color scheme in the inspiration photo (dumb move, Susan, it's beautiful!), I did use flowers from the DREAM BIG set and used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.  Y'all can find everything about it HERE.

I finished up the card by using the SCALLOPED FLOWERS dies to cut the flowers out, then added a red ROUNDED SCALLOP FRAME.  The hearts are from one of my favorite Verve dies of all time-HEART QUARTET.  The sentiment is stamped with the CELEBRATION OF THANKS stamp set.

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

1. Julee11. Tiffany
2. Amy12. Maureen
3. Anya13. Stacey
4. Betty14. Christyne
5. Jessica15. Teresa
6. Karen16. Marisa
7. Sankari17. Charmaine
8. Sarah18. Janelle
9. Sony19. Jen
10. Susan

Ok, your next stop on the hop is the talented Tiffany.  You've just gotta love her shabby chic style!  Check out what she's created HERE.  You won't be sorry!

SUSIE Q-TIP:  Use your current stash and reward yourself with chocolate.  Or a cookie.  I have a paper pad that I love, but I find it hard to work with, so I further challenged myself to use it (I'm on a spending hiatus until we put our down payment on our new house, so I'm forced to use my stash and not buy anything new), hence the color scheme.  I actually like it, though!  Mmmm, Snickers come to momma!

Stamps:  Dream Big, Celebration of Thanks (Verve)
Paper:  Kraft, White (PTI), Red Hot (MFT), Eggplant Envy (SU!), Lucky Charm (Dear Lizzie, American Crafts)
Ink:  Black Licorice (MFT), Eggplant Envy (SU!)
Accessories:  Scalloped Flowers, Rounded Scallop Frame, Heart Quartet (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle Punches, Buttons, Twine, Adhesive Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Jody Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


  1. Love all the layers on this card. Love all the elements and how they blend and mix.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. Very cute card! Love those flowers!

  3. Love all the layers, the dimension and all the bits and pieces you added to your cute card..

    isoscia at aol dot com

  4. Lovely rich colours and great flowers!

  5. Very pretty card! It has so much interest and dimension!

  6. the button centers!!

  7. It's beautiful! Love the flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Absolutely stunning! I'm ready for the blossoms and blooms of spring to arrive! Your card makes me smile!! And the idea of a Snickers treat...YES!!

  9. Love the bright colors. Lovely card!

  10. I just love all those different patterned papers. great and fun card. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  11. Love the colors - so bright and bold. Great card.

  12. Fabulous card! Love the bright colors and all the fab layers!

  13. Wow! Such a wonderful card! Love all those colorful layers!

  14. Really cute and bright thank you card! Love the colors!

  15. Hearts, flowers, and thanks all rolled into one card! You used fun colors and I love the multiple layers.

  16. What a fun take on the Mojo sketch!! Everything is so bold and beautiful!

  17. Cool card. You did a great job with the sketch challenge.

  18. Awesome card! Always love your tips, and this one still has me giggling! I have been on a use-it-up program which includes my craft supplies and lots of "stuff" around the house. Love the thought of chocolate rewards!!!!!

  19. Never thought of combining Eggplant (purple) with the red and yellows...its a great combo!

  20. Lovely Card! Love all the layers and your take on the sketch!

  21. Oh, this is a fun card. I love all hearts you've managed to throw in there too;) I hope all goes well with your spending hiatus and what a great idea to use chocolate as a reward.......I'm always up for chocolate........hmmm maybe I should adopt this too being the chocoholic.

  22. Very pretty and a fun color combo.

  23. This is really great Susan, love the happy colours!

  24. Beautiful card! I love all of the layers and that glorious color!

  25. Great choice of colors and I like the twine bows.

  26. I love your hearts and flowers comb.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,

  27. Love the colors you chose for the flowers, what a fun card!

  28. Loving all the layers
    and elements used
    on your card!
    Carla from Utah

  29. Fantastic layers, Susan ... so much vibrant colour ... such fun! Anita :)

  30. I love the flowers on this card! They pop right off the colorful background - very nice use of stash!

  31. Great job using your stash! And LOL on the Snickers!

  32. Fun layers and colors plus I love those flowers!!


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